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Qurbaan Upsets Bernard Baruch In U.S. Debut; Voodoo Song Fifth

Making his first start in the U.S. off nearly an 11-month layoff, Shadwell’s Qurbaan provided a 13-1 upset in Monday’s Grade 2 Bernard Baruch at Saratoga. The 5-year-old son of Speightstown, ridden by leading jockey Irad Ortiz for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, came from off the pace to secure a nose victory over Forge at the […]

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Dream Tree, Dream Pauline Put Unbeaten Records On The Line In Grade 2 Prioress

Phoenix Thoroughbred’s Dream Tree will look to stay undefeated and register her third graded stakes win in as many starts as part of a 10-horse field of 3-year-old fillies in the Grade 2, $250,000 Prioress on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course. The Prioress will be shown on Saratoga Live, presented by Claiborne Farm, airing nationally […]

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Englishman Allsop Saddles First Winner Sunday At Laurel

Big Lick Farm’s Antoaneta emerged from a stretch duel with Sophia Is an Angel a head in front at the wire in Sunday’s ninth race to give trainer Carl Allsop his first career victory at Laurel Park. Antoaneta ($17.20), a chestnut daughter of Skipshot who had been running under trainer and Big Lick Farm owner-operator Reid Nagle […]

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Met Mile – The Breeders’ Race – Thriving As Part of Belmont Day Card

The Grade 1, $1.2 million Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap serves as a prime example of how the more things change, the more they stay the same – and sometimes they can become better than ever. Four years after moving from its traditional spot on Memorial Day and becoming a cornerstone of a spectacular Belmont Stakes Day […]

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Westwood Gives Velazquez Fourth Win On The Card In Runhappy Stakes

Making his eighth career start and first start since finishing third in the Grade 3 Commonwealth at Keeneland on April 7, Godolphin Racing’s Westwood bested a field of six in the fifth running of the $150,000 Runhappy on Saturday at Belmont Park. Westwood departed from post 2 with Hall of Famer John Velazquez aboard and […]

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McLaughlin Eyeing Black-Eyed Susan With Sara Street

Though based in New York, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin has shipped in to win some of Maryland’s most prestigious stakes over the years, among them the 2006 Pimlico Special – the first of six straight Grade 1 wins and the North American debut for eventual Horse of the Year Invasor – and most recently the 2016 […]

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G3 Winner Cosmic Burst Under Consideration For Black-Eyed Susan

Norma Lee Stockseth and Todd Dunn’s 3-year-old filly Cosmic Burst, winner of the Honeybee (G3) March 10, is being considered for the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G2) Friday, May 18 at legendary Pimlico Race Course. Nominations for the 1 1/8-mile Black-Eyed Susan close May 8 and trainer Donnie Von Hemel said Tuesday that Cosmic Burst, a bay daughter of Grade 1 […]

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McLaughlin Will Train Enticed At Palm Meadows For The ‘Weather,’ ‘Quiet’

Godolphin Racing’s Enticed emerged from his runner-up finish in Saturday’s Wood Memorial at Aqueduct no worse for wear and will continue to target the Kentucky Derby on May 5 at Churchill Downs, said trainer Kiaran McLaughlin Sunday morning. Enticed, by Medaglia d’Oro and out of multiple Grade 1 winner It’s Tricky, raced in second early behind rank pacesetter Old Time Revival and battled […]

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Vino Rosso Survives Inquiry, Objection In Wood To Give Pletcher Another Derby Contender

A lengthy stewards’ inquiry and jockey’s objection involving the stretch run of Saturday’s Grade 2 Wood Memorial resulted in no change, meaning that trainer Todd Pletcher has yet another weapon in his Kentucky Derby arsenal. Vino Rosso (4-1) and jockey John Velazquez crossed the wire 2 1/2 lengths ahead of 6-5 favorite Enticed, though the […]

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Clasificado Para El Kentucky Derby, Enticed Luce Como El Caballo A Vencer En El Wood Memorial Stakes

Aunque el Wood Memorial S. (G2, $1,000,000) en cierta forma ha perdido relevancia como carrera productora de ganadores del Kentucky Derby (G1), no deja de ser un importante paso en la ruta a la Carrera de las Rosas, toda vez que ofrece 100 puntos al ganador que garantizan su participación en el gran evento. Pasada […]

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